Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Chris' Film Club: The French Connection
Today is William Friedkin’s birthday. Friedkin directed this crime classic starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey. It was the first R-rated film to win the Best Picture Oscar. Hackman is ‘Popeye’ Doyle, investigating drug smuggling into the US, and it contains one of the best cinematic car chases ever.